Trying to copy (drag and drop) an ISO file from SSD1/MacOS Extended to SSD2/FAT32 (two physically different and internal SATA drives):
- ISO file size: 4.7 GB
- Space available on SSD2 partition: 20 GB
"The item "*.iso" can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format"
Tried to copy on a USB memory stick (10 GB available): same message.
From the command line:
cp /Users/me/file.iso /Volumes/Untitled/ cp: /Volumes/Untitled/file.iso: File too large
Copying on the USB stick, same error but after trying for ten minutes (i.e. it thought the space was available, but it was not).
Everything works when coping a smaller file (40 MB).
What is wrong? I have the impression that the issue is not related to the space available on the destination drive, but to the size of the file being copied.
- MacBook Pro 17" 2009
- OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 (the latest one I can use)